Welcome to the first day of our month-long Valentine Blog Tour featuring eleven authors from The Wild Rose Press! Yes. we have prizes, and they're explained at the bottom of this post.
|Author Jill James|
Significance of First Lines
That is the first line of Karin Tabke’s SKIN. We don’t know location. We don’t know the gender of the speaker. We don’t know the context of the line. It doesn’t matter. We want to read the next line to find out all those things. Even beginner writers know the importance of the first line in a book. For several years Karin Tabke had a First Line Contest at her blog. It was an intense competition to see who made the cut and got to add another line the next week. Even to the writers and readers who didn’t compete, the exercise showed the utmost importance to the first line of a book.
It used to be important to have a great line at the end of each page, each chapter. With the plethora of formats available in e-Publishing, I don’t see how you could ever know that the last line on a page was still a last line. Still, that last line of a chapter has almost the same significance of the first line of your book. That is the time the reader can put your book down. But, a great first line has them reading more and a great last line of a chapter has them reading to the next chapter to see what happens next.
|Available February 16th|
at The Wild Rose Press
From my upcoming release, TEMPTING ADAM, available Feb. 16th from TWRP:
Impossible-to-believe long legs ended in black, shiny, spiked high heels.
What first line has really drawn you into a book? Was it enough to make you buy the book?
The Wild Rose Press Valentine's
Month Blog Tour
Eleven TWRP authors have tag-teamed up for a blog tour of themes from the heart of writing. Meet some of the authors from TWRP and discover how their personal stories influenced their writing. Leave a comment on any of the blogs to enter to win a weekly prize. One commenter will be chosen from each blog each week. One random winner will be chosen from these 11 for a weekly prize. Weekly chosen commenters who don't win the weekly prize will automatically be entered for a grand prize at the end of the tour. Winners will be posted on all the blogs. The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances of winning because you could be chosen more than once each week!
First week's prize is $20 in gift certificates so the winner may buy the book he or she chooses. Second week's prize is $25 in gift certificates; third week is $30 in gift certificates; fourth week's prize is $35 in gift certificates. The grand prize for the Valentine Tour is $50. in gift certificates plus a bath set. Great prizes, right? Remember to leave your email so we can contact you if you're one of the winners!
Today's Blog Tour Itinerary
Wednesday, February 2nd
Meet contemporary YA an adult romance author Linda Kage at http://amielouellen.wordpress.com/
Meet contemporary, paranormal, and historical romance author Caroline Clemmons at http://authorjenniferjakes.blogspot.com/ Please come comment and don't leave me all alone!
Meet historical and paranormal romance writer Lilly Gayle at http://www.ajbooks.blogspot.com//
Meet Amie Louellen, author of fun and whimsical contemporary romance at http://lynneroberts.blogspot.com//
Meet erotic western historical author Jennifer Jakes at http://maevegreyson.blogspot.com//
Meet author AJ Nuest at http://amycorwin.blogspot.com/
Meet author Lynne Roberts at http://www.jilljameswrites.com/
Meet paranormal romance author Maeve Greyson at http://www.katduncan.net/writeabout
Meet author Amy Corwin at http://lindakage.blogspot.com//
Meet contemporary and paranormal romance author Jill James at http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com/
Meet romantic suspense author Kat Duncan at http://www.lillygayleromance.blogspot.com/